Cheap flights from Minneapolis (MSP) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Minneapolis (MSP) to California

All the information you need to plan the best MSP to LAX flight in 2022: compare Minneapolis to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Minneapolis to California (MSP - CA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Minneapolis to California as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Minneapolis to California?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 18 days in advance to save up to 17% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 18 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Minneapolis to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $185, or $225 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Minneapolis to California?

August can be a great time to fly to California from Minneapolis with a flight ticket averaging about $190. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $62. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Minneapolis to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MSP to California flights for May, June
23 Jun - 22 Sep
$211pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 Jun - 22 Sep
$213pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
23 Jun - 22 Sep
$214pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Minneapolis St Paul to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Minneapolis found for this year
9 Sep - 16 Sep
$154pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 Sep - 9 Sep
$155pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 Sep - 9 Sep
$156pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Non-stop flights to California from Minneapolis

Save time with Minneapolis to California direct flight deals
9 Sep - 16 Sep
$154pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 Sep - 9 Sep
$155pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
3 Sep - 9 Sep
$156pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
Non-Stop
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

Last minute flights from Minneapolis to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Minneapolis, departing today and this week
3 Jun - 4 Jun
$236pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
2 Jun - 4 Jun
$243pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
4 Jun - 10 Jun
$248pp
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSP
Minneapolis St Paul

One-way flights to California from Minneapolis

The cheapest one-way flights from Minneapolis to California
4:55 pm - 6:52 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
3h 57m
MSP - LAX
Sun Country Air
$75
Tripmonster
6:00 am - 7:58 am
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
3h 58m
MSP - LAX
Sun Country Air
$77
Tripmonster
10:45 am - 12:42 pm
Sun Country Air
Nonstop
3h 57m
MSP - LAX
Sun Country Air
$79
Tripmonster

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Minneapolis to California

What airport do you fly from for flights from Minneapolis to California?

For a flight from Minneapolis to California, you will be flying from Minneapolis St Paul. Minneapolis St Paul (MSP) is just 7.3 mi from the center of the city.

Which airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, Sun Country Air, and Spirit Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Minneapolis to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Minneapolis to California for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Sun Country Air for just $154, but on average you can expect to pay $163.

Are there nonstop flights from Minneapolis to California for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Minneapolis to California under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Minneapolis to California is less than $163.

Are there last-minute flights available from Minneapolis to California for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Minneapolis to California within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Minneapolis to California?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Minneapolis to California flight route?

The Minneapolis St Paul to California flight path was viewed by 370 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Minneapolis to California on average per day?

13 flight departures from Minneapolis to California per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 23% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 54% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 23% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to California?

There are many flights that can get you from Minneapolis to California in 3h 57m. Fly via Sun Country Air to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 1541 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Minneapolis to California?

The most popular airlines flying from Minneapolis to California are Endeavor Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Minneapolis to California?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Minneapolis to California are Korean Air (84%), Delta (75%) and Spirit Airlines (75%).

What are the cheapest flights from Minneapolis to California?

While on average a flight from Minneapolis to California is generally $664, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $96. When looking at the most popular route, (Minneapolis St Paul - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $154 for that flight.

What are the most popular routes from Minneapolis to California?

The most popular route from Minneapolis to California is Minneapolis St Paul - Los Angeles. You may also consider Minneapolis St Paul - San Francisco or Minneapolis St Paul - San Diego.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Minneapolis?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to California within the United States

Most visitors from Minneapolis St Paul need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Minneapolis St Paul are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Minneapolis from California?

Returning to Minneapolis St Paul from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Minneapolis St Paul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Minneapolis St Paul.

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Minneapolis to California.
Flight duration from MSP to California
3h 44m

Airports servicing Minneapolis

Airports servicing

Bishop (BIH)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)

Top 9 airlines flying from Minneapolis St Paul to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Minneapolis to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $22 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Allegiant Air
$54 $138 No cancel fee 88%
Spirit Airlines
$59 $168 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$64 $171 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$85 $318 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$88 $319 No cancel fee 69%
Sun Country Air
$88 $248 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$108 $400 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$147 $351 No cancel fee N/A
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